Bearskin Services to Provide Department of Energy Cyber-Security and Technology Support

Photo left to right:
Sean Long, SWPA Lead contract Specialist
Tammy Moreno, SWPA Sr. Contracting Specialist
Chris Wren Van Horn, SWPA Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA)
Kelly Carpino, WTOK Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Katie Thompson, Bearskin Contracts Manager
Elaine Webb, Bearskin Site Manager

Wyandotte, OK / March 18, 2014 / PR Newswire

Bearskin Services (Bearskin), a 100% tribally-owned, SBA Certified 8(a) company and an established supplier of IT & Telecom products and services, is pleased to announce it has secured a $16.5 million contract to provide Information Technology and Public Affairs Office Support Services for the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Southwest Power Administration (SWPA) facilities in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas. Bearskin technicians will deliver Tier I-III desktop, cyber security, system engineering, and public affairs office support.


“We’ve supported SWPA with IT Services for the past five years and this award further validates the DoE’s confidence in Bearskin’s quality, expertise, and dedication to our customers,” states Katie Thompson, Contracts Manager for Bearskin Services. She adds, “The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma’s ongoing success hinges on our ability to acquire and retain major contracts. By being honored as the FY2010 DoE 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year for our previous work with SWPA, Bearskin set a precedence for excellence and value that will continue with this new contract.”

Bearskin is responsible for managing local- and wide-area networks at SWPA’s three locations, providing WAN/LAN connectivity support 24/7, and designing and implementing communication networks. Bearskin technicians install, maintain and support commercial and custom software, and respond to all customer computer-related issues.

With over seven years’ experience with 20+ government facilities, Bearskin has the technical expertise, proven methods, and extensive corporate resources – backed by excellent CPAR ratings across the board – to design, implement, and manage complex networking solutions. Our experienced staff meets numerous technical and security certifications including: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE); many Nortel, Avaya, and Siemens certifications; Comp TIA A+, Security +, and Network+; Security CISSP; and IAT/IAM Levels I-III.

About Bearskin Services:
Head-quartered in a Native American HUBZone, Bearskin Services is a 100% Tribally-Owned business that supports the economic development of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma. These economic development programs support nutrition, health services, housing, and education scholarships for Tribal members. With the stated mission ‘to advance the standard of living of the Tribe…and to promote in any other way the general welfare of the Indians of the Wyandotte Nation,’ Bearskin Services proudly provides IT and Telecommunications services for DoE administrations, Air Force bases, and Army posts across the nation. 

Bearskin Services Awarded Two Government Contracts

Posted on November 22, 2013 by William Swaim


Bearskin Services, a 100-percent tribally-owned and SBA Certified 8(a) company, was awarded a $7 million contract with the U.S. Army in Fort Carson, Colo., and a $5.5 million contract with the U.S. Air Force at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi.

“Our highly qualified IT and telecommunications technicians in the field, bolstered by 20 years of Federal contracting experience, is the basis of our success,” said Katie Thompson, Contracts Manager for Bearskin Services. “Developing a winning proposal takes a dedicated team, technical expertise, and a positive attitude.”

For the Fort Carson facility, Bearskin technicians will provide Tier I, II, and III support, Video Teleconferencing Services, Operation Center Services, Facility Engineer Services, System Administration, and Database Administration Services.

“This contract award clearly demonstrates our ability to meet the demand for comprehensive technology services needed by our Armed Forces,” Thompson said. “The Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma’s ongoing success hinges on our unparalleled leadership in network engineering, support, and database management.”

For the Columbus facility, Bearskin will provide for the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of the Base Network and Telephone Systems (BNTS), including all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, vehicles, and supervision to ensure systems are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

“We are proud to furnish comprehensive base network and telephone services to support the mission of the 14th Fighter Training Wing (14 FTW) at Columbus AFB,” Thompson said.

Bearskin Services provides customers with cutting edge information technology services, communication systems, products, technologies, and customer support. It supports the economic development of the Wyandotte Nation in Oklahoma.

Bearskin Services is part of the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma (WTOK), the Wyandotte Nation’s federally chartered corporation that drives economic development for the Tribe. These economic development programs support nutrition, health services, housing, and education scholarships for Tribal citizens.

“We are excited to be awarded new contracts because with each award we are able to provide more benefits and services to the Wyandotte Nation and the community,” Thompson said.

Bearskin Services Recognized as Department of Energy FY2010 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year

Department of Energy Honors Small Business Award Recipients

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy, the largest civilian contracting agency within the Federal government, held its 12th Annual Small Business Conference & Expo at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri from May 10-12, 2011. Drawing more than 1,600 participants, the conference and Expo presented information to help small businesses across the country benefit from federal funding including grant opportunities, contracting openings, and subcontracting options. 


“Small businesses are the building blocks of the clean energy economy, helping to create jobs and drive the innovation that will help the U.S. to win the future,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. At an Award Luncheon during the event to honor the Fiscal Year 2010 Secretarial Small Business Award recipients, Bearskin Services, a division of the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma, was recognized as the FY10 DOE 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year. 

Bearskin Services was recognized for their exceptional performance in activities contributing to the core DOE mission by providing unique solutions to DOE requirements, extraordinary customer service, and significant schedule and budget related value.

Bearskin Services, a SBA Certified 8(a) company, provides Information Technology (IT), Management, and Engineering Support Services in support of the Department of Energy mission at South Western Power Administration (SWPA) and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). Bearskin Services has an extensive background in supporting clients with state of the art information technology and telecommunications requirements. Bearskin functions as a provider of services and products from computer hardware, network engineering, help desk, systems administration, and project management to telecommunications operations and maintenance, installation, and voice communications.  

The mission of Bearskin Services is to advance the standard of living of the tribe and to promote in any way the general welfare of the Indians of the Wyandotte Nation. Profits from Bearskin Services are used for job creation, housing, environmental and health services, scholarships and education programs for the Wyandotte tribal members.